McQuaid answered with two goals of its own, though, and held on to win, as Nick Lasenna, Woody Hudson, Ethan Madison and Adam Reask all scored for the Knights to negate Leader's 17 saves.
As a follow-up, the Bees took on Canisius, from Buffalo, Monday night and played the Crusaders to a 2-2 tie.
All the goals came in the second period, with Briggs finding the net twice on B'ville's behalf, each time off passes from Newman. Leaders did his part to keep the game even, turning back a full array of Canisius shots in the third period and overtime on his way to 32 saves.
Following this string of activity at the end of 2008, the Bees christen the new year next Tuesday when it takes on Auburn at Lysander Arena.